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Waterfall Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,963'
Location: 43.54377, -73.94987 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jim Lawyer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jay Harrison on Oct 3, 2015
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This is the same location as the Ice Climbing Venue ( Many of the climbs run along or near the Waterfall Slab, and this region lies low on the mountain, so dry conditions should prevail.
The cliff tends to be shady, secluded, with an emphasis on friction style climbing, though there are some good short, steep routes here as well.
I've divided the crag into four groups: the Left Blockade, the Scout-About Slab, the Main Slab, and the Right-Steep Side.

Getting There 

Public access isn't easy. Take the East Path, the climber's herd path running east through the Boulderwoods from the trailhead, to the point where the trail turns sharply left and begins climbing up the side of the mountain. Here, break off from the trail, bushwhacking east along the base of the mountain until it becomes obvious that Crane is swinging away from the lowland you're walking on. Head uphill steeply at this point, reaching a ridge above a small, steep-sided canyon. Cross the canyon, climbing up the other side, to a ridge that parallels the SE flank of Crane. Follow the ridge, which goes level awhile, then slopes downward for a quarter mile. When it levels off at the base, look over to the side of the mountain; the Waterfall's main slab should be visible, or nearly so. Cross a small stream to reach it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',3]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steve starting out on The Verge.

The Verge 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Main Slab
A decent, modest, and fairly well-protected route uncovered by a large tree blowdown on the left edge of the Main Slab.Climb up twin seams to gap between left-facing corner on the slab and blocks to the left. Continue up left-facing, left-leaning corner to its end, then step up and left to the very edge of the slab before stepping up and right (bolt) onto the last twenty feet of easy friction climbing.Still a bit rough around the edges....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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